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On How the Church Prays for the World October 14, 2013

Posted by The Prodigal Son in Christianity, Orthodox Christianity.
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St. Prosper of Aquitaine  - The Call of All Nations

The Church pleads before God everywhere, not only for the saints and those regenerated in Christ, but also for all infidels and all enemies of the Cross of Christ, for all worshipers of idols, for all who persecute Christ in His members, for the Jews whose blindness does not see the light of the Gospel, for heretics and schismatics who are alien to the unity of faith and love.

But what does she beg for them, if not that they leave their errors and be converted to God, that they accept the faith, accept love, that they be freed from the shadows of ignorance and come to the knowledge of the truth?

– St. Prosper of Aquitaine (390-455), The Call of All Nations, 1.12

Original book cover image found here

Quote via Classical Christianity

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†IC XC†

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1. Chris - October 20, 2013

You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities – Amos 3:2

Sure don’t look like the Jews are being punished.

The Prodigal Son - October 26, 2013

Obviously you know I don’t subscribe to your British Israel/Christian Identity nonsense.

I take it you’re quoting the prophet Amos to show that because God declared his punishment on Israel in 750 BC the Jews of today cannot be Israel because they are flourishing at these days?

I agree with you that today’s so-called ‘Jews’ are not Israel.

But I do not buy in to the notion that Israel was and is composed only of White people.

Israel is not (and never was) only White people.

Israel is the Church.

Obviously the Church has always been (and still is) made up of all races and nations.

Old Covenant Israel too was not about ‘race’ in the modern sense. It was about the true worship of the One True God.

Even the despised Edomites were allowed to enter the Congregation of Israel if they would submit to circumcision and to the Mosaic law.

In the New Covenant writings – we’re not reading only about ‘White people’. This is undeniable.

Amos’ prophesied punishments upon Old Covenant Israel have been clearly and amply fulfilled long and ever ago.

2. The Prodigal Son - October 27, 2013

Old Russian icon I found portraying the Prophet and Saint of the Church Amos

Saint Amos

3. James C. Conner - January 6, 2014

Thank you for posting this powerful icon. I wonder what the writing on the scroll says?

Jim

The Prodigal Son - January 8, 2014

It’s a quote from the fifth chapter of the book of Amos…

It reads (roughly) :

“Let justice roll down like waters…”

4. Fr. John+ - December 21, 2014

Dear Sir: Your comments to Chris merely evade the issue he alludes to, without corroborating (either with Scripture, or the texts of the Fathers) your assertion that the Christian Identity paradigm is non-tenable.

You acknowledge that the Jews (race) of today are not the Judeans (geographic area) of yesteryear, but you don’t go any further. Where did the Ten Tribes go, after the Babylonian Captivity? Where did the Judean Hebrews go, upon the siege by Titus in AD70? How is it that the promise of the Gospel made mention of by St. Paul, was made only to the Judean and the Hellene, and NO OTHER RACE in all of Scripture? [“To the Judean first, and then to the Hellene?”] [ Rom 1:16]

Why is it that the ‘Epistle to the HEBREWS’ is scripture in the Church, and not the Synagogue? Why is it that both St. James and St. Peter, in their letters, [ Jas. 1:1, I Pet. 1:1] speak only to the Church, yet call them ALL ‘the Tribes/of the Dispersion’? Lastly, what/who is the ‘ALL ISRAEL’ if not the same race that comes from ‘Adam’s seed and David’s line’ as the old hymn says? Where does God, or Christ, say that ‘The Negro is my brother? or, ‘The Gospel is to the Hottentot first, and then the Chinaman?’

Truth is, it doesn’t. Even the word “Adam” describing both Christ’s ancestor and ours, means ‘fair, ruddy, able to [visibly] blush- characteristics only of the Caucasoid hominid?

No, sir, while the Orthodox Church believes rightly, the application of that Faith in a Papal, ‘all over the world’ jurisdictional mindset, smacks more of Caesaro-Papalism, than the ‘faith once delivered to the saints.’

The Prodigal Son - June 26, 2015

Firstly: What Church are you a Father of?

The original Israelites and Judeans were dispersed and for the most part bred out of existence.

Strong’s Number: 1672
Original Word: áEllhn
Transliterated Word: Hellen
Definition:

  • a Greek either by nationality, whether a native of the main land or of the Greek islands or colonies
  • in a wider sense the name embraces all nations not Jews that made the language, customs, and learning of the Greeks their own; the primary reference is to a difference of religion and worship

You quote the first epistle to the Romans (authored by that former Pharisee)… Did you miss this part?

Through Him (the Son of God) we have received grace and apostleship for obedience to the faith among all nations for His name…

Who is Israel?

If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
– Galatians 3

Beware of the mutilation! For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh…
– Philippians 3

And I guess you also forgot the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8? The Ethiopian Church has been around a lot longer than your silly Armstrongism.

Adam comes from earth. Where do you get “able to [visibly] blush”?

As for your opposition to faith being delivered “all over the world” I shall just leave these here:

All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
— Matthew 28

Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
— Revelation 7


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